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I Need To Find A Birth Injury Lawyer, But Don'T Know How?
I Need A Birth Injury Lawyer To Deal With A Malpractice Suit. It Has To Do With Autism With Additional Delays And Handicaps. This Happened In Crawford County, Wisconsin, But We Live Over The River In Iowa.
I Just Don'T Know Where To Start. Any Help Out There? Thanks!
Google for personal injury and malpractice attorneys. You'll likely find links to their websites. Attorneys who specialize in birth injuries will have this on the website.
Child Custody Lawyer - Central Illinois?
I Am Looking For References For A Good Child Custody Lawyer. This Lawyer Is Going To Be One That Will &Quot;Play Hardball&Quot; So To Speak.
General Details - Father Used To Have Life Challenges. He Has Been In Trouble With The Law. Said Parent Completed Probationary Period Along With Counseling And Any And All Classes Suggested To Help Him Become A Better Person. This Parent Has Changed And Would Have Character References From Many People Including The Mother Of Another Child, His Probation Officer, As Well As Co-Workers And Supervisors And Friends.
The Mother Has A History Of Playing Dirty Which Includes Telling The Child Lies And Keeping The Children From The Father, Just To Name A Few. She Is An Unemployed Gay Woman Living With Another Woman Who Works At A Fast Food Establishment.
It Is The Opinion Of Myself And Others That The Father Is In A Much Better Place In His Life To Raise His Children With The Appropriate Care And Proper Upbringing. I Am Not Saying That The Mothers Choice Of &Quot;Partners&Quot; Makes Her Less Of A Fit Parent. However, Her Nasty Attitude, Evil Demeanor And Lack Of Income Does!
If Anyone Has Any Suggestions On This Matter, I Would Love To Hear Anything That Could Help.
well, im in the chicago area, so it is diff to recomend a lawyer in your area.
however, as far as il custody laws go, i am a little framiliar w that:
as a child, about 20 years ago when men never got their kids, my dad had a background and he did get custody of me. so, it is very possible that the father in this case can as well.
what they look for is the following:
1. are the children in good living conditions? is the house kept up? do they have their own bedrooms and beds?
2.she has no job. she has no means to support the children. it doesn't really matter what the partner does for work. if he is employeed, on paper he looks better.
3. in trouble w the law doesn't mean no custody. it is all done and over w, it is in the past. they look for troubles like domestic battery/child abuse, things along those lines which would, or have the potential to danger the life of a child. plus, he has character witnesses that say he's changed.
best of luck
Freedoms In Law Versus Fredom In Practice?
Everybody In America Is Has The Same Constitutional Rights But These Rights Cannot Be Excercised By A Large Proportion Of The Citizens. E.G. Everybody Has The Right To Hold Political Office But In Practice You Can'T Become President Unless You Are A Rich White Male. White And Male May Change At Some Stage But Rich Never.
The laws are on the books. But due to personal vandettas, opinons, preceptions, the practice of the law is distorted. And society doesn't hold the misuse or abuse to task unless they feel to a greater extent, it would spill over to encircle them. A low level dealer is nabbed selling on his corner but is allowed to walk or just slapped on the wrist because the law wants the guy higher up. It the "I will modify it as I see fit, or can get away with" Imagine you are at a football game and a player inadvertantly tried to tackle a person and his pinky hooks the face mask pf the ball carrier for a second, and did not even effect the run. And the refs flag the play and because they don't like the player who they threw the flag on, seek to dish out the most servere punishment they can. But a few plays later during an interception, a player like a Jerry Rice that most like, deliberately snatches the face mask of a player, snapping his neck around, to save a touchdown. Then having the refs either not flag the infraction or if they threw the flag, picked it up, and said "no foul happened", or gave only a 5 yard penalty. How much respect do you think people would have for the officiating or the intergrity of the game? It will be like you can cheat all you wnat if the refs like you and if they don't, you can have the refs rob you of the game by whistling bogus penalties. If you want to have integrity of the law, you carry it out to the letter EVEN if by doing so, you have to allow some people you know are guilty to remain free until you can get better evidence against them. Not just get it by allowing some small fish to walk or offering him a deal to get him to drop a dime.
Should I Get A Lawyer For My Personal Injury?
My Fiance' & I Were Rear-Ended Monday By Someone Exceeding The Speed Limit By 80Mph. We Were Going About 15 Mph (Just Pulled Out And Got Straight In The Road) The Other Person Was Doing 125 Mph When We Were Hit. It Of Course Totaled My Car And Unfortunetly The Other Driver Did Not Survive. I Still Owe About $1600 On It So I Am Sure I Will Get That Much For It. Their Insurance Company Took Fault Of Course & Got Me A Rental Car For 70 Days. I Went To Er That Night & All X-Rays Were Ok. I Was Released W/A Cervical Strain & A Thoracic Strain & A Knee Strain. I Have Only Slept Maybe 8 Hours Total In 4 Days, Everytime I Close My Eyes I See The Accident, I Am Working B/C I Can'T Afford To Stay Out But My Production Is Going Down Hill B/C I Can'T Focus. My Neck Pain Is Getting Worse & My Back As Well. I Went To Doctor Yesterday & He Basically Said I Had Strains & Muscle Spasm That Should Go Away. He Gave Me Anti-Inflamtory Meds & Something To Help Me Sleep But That Hasn'T Worked Yet,
Insurance adjustor (bodily injury) here:
Let's start with the damage to your vehicle. If your vehicle was a total loss, do not assume that you will get at least $1600 (the amount you owe on it). The other carrier only owes you the Actual Cash Value of the car that was totalled. If the vehicle was a Geo Metro worth $400, you will only get $400. The rest of the payoff amount will come out of your pocket. Whatever the value of the vehicle, the insurance company is obligated to pay off your loan first. If the auto damage settlement does not cover the repayment of the loan, you must pay the rest. If it does, the amount of settlement over and above the payoff will be sent to you. If you do not agree with the settlement offered by their carrier, you can make a collision claim on your policy if you have that coverage. More often than not, your carrier will value the car higher than the other driver's. You will be liable for the deductible on your collision coverage, but if the other carrier has already accepted liability you should get that back. Your insurance company will send the bill to the other company in what's called a 'subrogation' action, so don't worry about your rates. They won't go up. The advantage of using your collision coverage is that your policy should have an appraisal clause. If you don't agree with the value your own company assigns to the car, you can invoke that clause and hire your own estimator to value the car. You do not have that right when you deal with the other insurance company. You can settle your auto damage claim separately from the bodily injury, and it most cases it's advised. One thing that's odd is the fact that the other insurance company had you in a rental for over two months. While they are legally obligated to provide you with a vehicle similar to the one that was hit, they are only obligated to do so until your car is fixed or, in the case of a total loss, a loss settlement has been OFFERED. The minute they make an offer, whether it is fair or not, they can pull the rental out from underneath you. That gives you incentive to settle quickly, just make sure you don't get taken to the cleaners.
On the injury side, things get much more complex. In most municipalities, you only get ONE shot at settling your injury claim. In exchange for the check, the insurance company will require that you sign a Release of All Claims. Once you sign that release, you cannot get a penny more from the insurance company and you cannot sue the estate of the other driver. Be sure that you have all of your bills in before you settle!
Your physical injuries sound fairly common for a rear-ending accident. I would imagine you being sore for a while, but eventually everything should heal. If it doesn't be sure to go back to the MD and request additional testing for cervical bulge or other disc problems.
My advice on attorneys is this: don't take advice from ANYONE as to whether or not you should hire an attorney. Most people are either unqualified to offer an opinion, have an agenda, or both. Only YOU and your family can make that decision for yourself. I can tell you that there are ups and downs to attorneys in auto accidents. Attorneys provide you with a safety net. When you hire one, they will become your representative to the insurance company of the other driver. The claims person CANNOT contact you. That relieves stress in many people. Also, the attorney will not let you make a serious blunder, since they will be handling the whole thing. On the downside, attorneys often require 40% or more of the settlement as their fee. Also, hiring an attorney does not put the fear of God into insurance companies. Having legal representation does not guarantee you more settlement money. I've seen good attorneys get much, much more that the claimant could have and I've seen bad attorneys settle for less than we were willing to offer the claimant before they were represented. No attorney wants to litigate these issues, so they're really just a negotiator on your behalf. You need to balance the concerns you have about negotiation with the possibility that you could receive substantially less in a settlement after the fees are paid.
The key to getting money on your claim is knowing what drives an insurance companies evaluation. Cervical strain, thoracic strain, and knee strain are minor injuries. Settlements vary by jurisdiction, but you could expect medical bills plus a few hundred dollars in 'inconvenience' for each injury. It sounds like your largest medical trouble, and the driving force to your claim, is the psychological effect the accident had. The key to treatment and reimbursement is to be sure that the doctor you see is QUALIFIED to handle it. My guess is that the insurance company will argue that an MD of almost any sort is not qualified to diagnose and treat something like Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. You need to get immediately to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help with your mental anguish. Have them fully document EVERYTHING. Even then, it will be a challenge, as something as nebulous as 'mental anguish' is highly contestable due to the number of unscrupulous people that claim it.
Civil Rights Vs. Constitutional Law?
I Am Looking Into Going Into Law. I Am Really Interested In Civil Rights But My Husband Says I Might Want To Consider Constitutional Law What Are The Differences, Advantages, And Disadvantages?
disreguard the previous answer. Constitutional law is much more important than civil rights law. Constitutional law covers everyone, not just a select few minorities. There is nothing in the Constitution that covers Civil Rights. Civil Rights Laws are just that laws that Congress passed.
Does Walmart Have Legal Rights To Search Shoplifters?
I, Am In The Wrong In The First Place For Shoplifting. Me And My Friend Were Caught Before We Exited The First Door With Eleven Dvds In Our Pockets(Just The Discs). My Friends Gave Me The Dvds, I Put Them In My Coat, Went To A Family Bathroom And Took Thme Out Of Their Cases. Then I Left The Cases Behind Random Items, And Put The Disc In Our Pockets. My Other Friend Who Was Purchasing An Item And Would Walk Out Separately Was Also Accused Of Being An Accomplice Even Though He Didn'T Take Any Of The Dvds Out Of Their Cases Nor Did He Have Any On Him. Me And My Friend Who Were Caught Are 16, And My Friend Who Was An Accomplice Was 15. I'M Not Hear To Try And Strike At Wal Mart, I Just Want To Know The Policy For Asset Protection. What Are They Allowed To Do In Terms Of Detaining Me. When The Asset Protection Officer First Got Me, He Pushed Me Up Against A Wall. Then When We Got In The Office, He Ripped My Coat Off And Searched Me. I Don'T Know Much About That Stuff, And I Asked Him If He Had Legal Rights To Search Me And He Just Gave Me A Cocky &Quot;Wal-Mart Cop&Quot; Attitude. He Told Me Can Do Whatever He Wants To Me. He Took My Cell Phone And I Asked If I Can Call My Parents. They Denied Me And Said They Were Going To Call Them For Me. I Told Them I Would Like To Speak With My Parents First And They Just Laughed At Me. They Began Asking Me Questions And I Didn'T Want To Answer Them And They Yelled At Me For Not Answering Them. I Was Going To Wait Until The Police Got There. The Officer Read Me My Miranda Rights Obviously. But What I Don'T Get Is How I Hvae Control Over My Right To Attorney, Right To Remain Silent Etc. But I Don'T Have These Rights Talking To The Asset Protection From Wal Mart. Of Course They Told The Cop I Was Being Uncooperative Because I Didn'T Want To Answer Their Questions, And I Asked Them If They Were Allowed To Search Me. I Don'T Know Their Policy, Like I Said, And I Would Just Like To Be Informed. I Don'T Think The Asset Protection Guy Handled It Correctly, Pushing Me Up Against A Wall, Ripping My Coat Off And Searching Me, Taking My Cell Phone, Denying Me The Right To Talk To My Parents, And Forcing Me To Talk To Them. It May Be Their Store I Was Stealing From, But They Are Not Police Officers Or Any Government Officials. So Why Would They Have The Rights To Search Me Or Touch Me?
You are right, and you were in the wrong. The asset protections officer was in the wrong as well; but two wrongs don’t make a right.
As long as you are on Wal Mart property they have a right to search you; you consent to that when you enter the store Theft is theft, and you removal of the DVDs from their container and hiding them shows intent to steal so they were correct in detaining you.
However, after that point things fell apart. The officer is required by law to read you your rights prior to doing anything else after detaining you. The officer can yell at you, he can conduct a search, but he cannot question you until after reading you your rights. The point of arrest is not when the police officers showed up, but when the asset protections officer first detained you.
He is also guilty of abuse of authority if he hurt you, but proving that is going to be hard. Since you have a witness that can say when your rights were read to you (your accomplice) you can fight the case based on that alone. His questioning of you was illegal, his search was illegal and his conduct was illegal.
I actually advised a person who shoplifted an item and was caught on camera of this kind of thing before and he got off because he was able to show that the arrest was illegal; just as it was in your case. Each situation is unique so I don’t know if you CAN get off, and you were wrong, but you can fight the case and prevent yourself from getting a criminal record. Wal Mart has the right to ban you from the store though and they got back the DVDs that they own so they got what they wanted. If you fight the case then Wal Mart is likely to drop it, it is too expensive for them to hire a lawyer and pursue it. Even if they have lawyers on staff Wal Mart has made it known that they don’t want to pursue shoplifting cases except against repeat offenders. You might get off if you make enough noise. The case rotates on what you said to the police officer AFTER he read you your rights.
The asset protection officer was for all intents and purposes the officer who arrested you and his conduct after that arrest is what matters. He legally searched you since he had reason to suspect that you had shoplifted, and he was proven correct. The WAY he did it though was illegal and without reading you your rights prior to that search he illegally arrested you.